13 days in Venice & Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Venice & Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary builder

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

13 days in Venice & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
End: Zurich, Switzerland

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dell'Orologio, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then make a trip to Dorsoduro, and finally browse for treasures at Segni nel Tempo antiquarian bookshop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, hunt for treasures at Mercati di Rialto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Pantalon, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Venice trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Venice is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Zurich in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Escape the urban bustle at Bains des Paquis and Lavaux Vineyard Terraces. Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve and Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: stroll through Portes du Soleil, wander the streets of Vieux-Carouge, take in the exciting artwork at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, and ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Geneva trip maker site .

You can fly from Venice to Geneva in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Venice in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Geneva: temperatures range from 6°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, Vieux-Carouge
Highlights from your plan
Lavaux Vineyard Terraces ©
Lavaux Vineyard Terraces
Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde ©
Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde
Vieux-Carouge ©
Vieux-Carouge

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then look for gifts at Laderach, then stroll through Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and finally hike along 5-Seenweg. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Breithorn, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Parish church of St Mauritius.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip planner.

You can take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
5-Seenweg ©
5-Seenweg

4
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Do some cultural sightseeing at HR Giger Museum and Castle of Gruyeres. Take a break from the city and head to Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Grindelwald-First. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Church Scherzligen (in Thun) and Bern (UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern & Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center)). There's more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

For more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken visit planner .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. In January in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bern, Lauterbrunnen, Gruyeres, Grindelwald-First, Church Scherzligen
Highlights from your plan
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Castle of Gruyeres ©
Castle of Gruyeres
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 18th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, then take a stroll through Niederdorf, then admire the landmark architecture of Kloster Einsiedeln, and finally contemplate the long history of Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January in Zurich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, Kloster Einsiedeln
Highlights from your plan
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Uetliberg Mountain ©
Uetliberg Mountain
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

Similar Plans

14 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Switzerland & Chamonix BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA August, teens, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES July, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH August, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Switzerland, Paris & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM THAILAND August, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Switzerland & Paris BY A USER FROM THAILAND July, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES July, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Switzerland, France & Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in France, Switzerland & Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans